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TheDream.US College Scholarship Applications Open for Chicago Area Immigrant Youth

For Immediate Release: January 14, 2022

Contact: Michael Earls at [email protected]

 

TheDream.US College Scholarship Applications Open for Chicago Area Immigrant Youth 

Visit https://www.thedream.us/scholarships/national-scholarship/ for Application and Eligibility Information for Nation’s Largest College Access and Support Program for DREAMers

 

Washington, DC – TheDream.US, the nation’s largest college access and success program for immigrant youth, today offered a reminder that its Scholarship round for the 2022-2023 academic year is open for Chicago area immigrant students. Applications are open to immigrant students with or without DACA or TPS who came to the U.S. before the age of 16 and before Nov. 1, 2016. We welcome all undocumented students who meet our eligibility criteria to apply before the deadlines at the end of January and February.

TheDream.US offers the National Scholarship to undocumented first-time college students or community college graduates living in Illinois to attend the following Partner Colleges: Arrupe College, Dominican University, Illinois College, Illinois Institute of Technology, Lewis University, National Louis University, North Park University, Northeastern Illinois University, and University of Illinois Chicago (community college graduates only). These students will receive up to $16,500 for tuition, fees, books, and supplies for an associate’s degree and $37,000 for a bachelor’s degree. Deadline for applications to the National Scholarship is February 28, 2022. In total, TheDream.US has provided more than 550 scholarships to students from Illinois.

According to Gaby Pacheco, Director of Advocacy, Communications, and Development of TheDream.US: “We are proud to support highly motivated immigrant youth in Illinois and across the country in their pursuit of higher education and a meaningful career. Through the stories and successes of our more than 2,100 TheDream.US college graduates and our currently enrolled Scholars, we have seen how providing opportunities to immigrant youth transforms lives and strengthens our shared country. We want to thank our Partner Colleges in Illinois and across America for their dedication and support and for helping us support additional DREAMers’ college and career goals.”

According to Cinthya, a TheDream.US Scholar and 2020 graduate of Dominican University: “I would have never been given the opportunities and blessings I have received without TheDream.US! I was able to attend a four year university and was able to learn so much in those four years! My parents wouldn’t have been able to give me this same opportunity and I will be forever thankful to this program because my life has been greatly impacted by the help I’ve received.”

For information on eligibility and how to apply, visit https://thedream.us/scholarships/ 

 

About TheDream.US

TheDream.US is the nation’s largest college and career success program for immigrant youth, having provided more than 7,500 college scholarships to DREAMers attending 70+ partner colleges in 19 states and Washington, DC. We believe that all young Americans, regardless of where they were born, should have the opportunity to get a college education and pursue a meaningful career that contributes to our country’s future.

Meet TheDream.US Graduates

TheDream.US has over 2,100 graduates who are driven, resilient, and helping move our shared country forward. They are nurses, teachers, authors, computer scientists, research scientists, business entrepreneurs, nurses, policy analysts, social justice workers – all contributing to the social and economic prosperity of this country. Their stories are ones of resilience and determination. Meet some of TheDream.US graduates and read their stories here.

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TheDream.US National Scholarship Applications are still open. The deadline to apply is Feb 29, 2024.

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